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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,426 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jerri Nielsen Narrator: Jerri Nielsen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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The Antarctic winter, with temperatures 100 degrees below zero, shuts supply lines down completely; conditions are too treacherous for planes and boats and the only connection with the rest of the world is satellite hook-up.

During the long winter of 1999, Dr. Nielsen, the only physician on a staff of 41 people, discovered a lump in her breast. Consulting via satellite e-mail with doctors in the US, she was forced to perform a biopsy and in June began to treat herself with chemotherapy, in order to insure that she could survive until conditions permitted her rescue in October.

A daring rescue by the Air National Guard ensued, who landed, dropped off a replacement physician, and in less than five minutes took off with Dr. Nielsen.

Set in one of the most remote and desolate yet strikingly beautiful landscapes on earth, Jerri Nielsen's narrative of her transforming experiences is a thrilling adventure of researchers and scientists embattled by a hostile environment, a chronicle of marvels - and limits - of modern medical technology, and a penetrating exploration of the dynamics of an isolated, intensely connected community faced with adversity.

But at its core this is a powerfully moving drama of one woman's voyage of self-discovery and courage and the fierce dedication of scores of colleagues - both known and unknown to her - whose aid proved to be her salvation. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pandora | 2/10/2014

    " Not only is the story of this woman's journey incredible in what she went through, but to read about the conditions in the South Pole during winter that everyone goes through is really interesting and unbelievable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 2/6/2014

    " This was a very interesting book. I learned alot about the South pole. The book on cassette recording was not very good. The tape quality was poor and the book was read by the narrator who did just an ok job. THe story however was quite interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Thompson | 2/3/2014

    " fascinating account of living at the south pole "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 1/16/2014

    " Another author I met at a professional conference and was inspired by her story. Trying, but amazing. She was also on Dateline with a video sharing her friends and experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andd Becker | 1/14/2014

    " This down-to-earth book documents the daily living of researchers at the Pole. The Polies are adventurous, resourceful, and brave. The reader is introduced to a doctor who loves Antarctica but must leave, in a rescue, to attend to serious health issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney Lyons-garcia | 1/13/2014

    " This is the most incredible story of strength I've ever read. Reminds me to be stronger and not complain so much. What an inspirational woman! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi L. | 1/13/2014

    " Very insightful. This woman's experience at the South Pole and her experience with breast cancer was amazing. Very good book for discussion! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo Beth | 1/11/2014

    " It's nice to read literature from cold places during the middle of a Las Vegas summer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 12/30/2013

    " I found this story interesting, exciting; and above the desire of a woman to live. They love their job and this is the most important thing in the pole.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 12/29/2013

    " This wasn't a book I was familiar with. I enjoyed it. However, because the "f-word" is in it a couple of times, I will be selective about who I recommend it to. Too bad there isn't "Clearplay" for books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany Grubbs | 12/26/2013

    " Though there is a lot of controversy surrounding this woman's story, I sort of put that out of my head and read this as a diary of life at the south pole - something I found really intriguing. It was neat to hear how daily life goes on there! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 12/24/2013

    " This story further compells my fascination with Antarctica-even though I HATE BEING COLD! Cold = pain in my world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 12/15/2013

    " Rereading this, for some reason it is a book I reread every few years. Always compelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 12/8/2013

    " Read this book once before and plan on reading it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 7/25/2013

    " This book was a really interesting look at Antarctica and the way that researchers working there live. It is also an incredible story of personal strength. I was reminded of this book today as I read about the passing of its author, Dr. Jerri Nielsen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 6/11/2013

    " Great behind the scenes glimpse of wintering over at the South Pole, with an unexpected, potentially fatal health problem and some equipment malfunction, just for fun. Gripping page turner! Nearly as intense as 127 Hours! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 4/2/2013

    " I read this book after watching her interviews on the talk shows. She's a very courageous woman and it makes for an interesting read. I also liked how she gives an insightful look at what life is like on an Antarctic research station. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 11/13/2012

    " Great story of adventure and strength. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myrna Rybczyk | 7/8/2012

    " An incredible story of survival "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kell | 6/25/2012

    " This book made me want to see just what I can accomplish rather than sitting at home waiting for adventure to find me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katiana | 6/17/2012

    " Real-life people who survive extreme situations are always an inspiration. This book taught me a lot about life at the South Pole. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 6/9/2012

    " My favorite book. I love how Dr. Jerri Nielsen explains how she is feeling when she diagnoses and treats herself. It is a very introspective piece of writing-inspring if you're going through cancer, a difficult divorce, or trying to get out of a "blue" period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MissFidget | 4/18/2012

    " Most excellent. First person account of South Pole living. Captured the quiet ennui, solace of solitude and indoor comfy snugly living of day to day life. Not a story book ending, which made me like the book, and it's author even more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/5/2012

    " Walt bought me this book when I was going through my treatments for breast cancer. Dr. Nielson treated herself while stationed at the South Pole. Very courageous. Unfortunately, Dr. Nielsen died this past June at the young age of 57. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liza | 6/28/2011

    " I love anything about Antarctica! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lily | 4/7/2011

    " The name says it all -- read it for the details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 3/5/2011

    " While I really enjoyed this book, I became suspicious of some of the details describing her marriage. If her hsuband was such a monster, why did the children side with him? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sven | 1/6/2011

    " Fascinating look at life at the pole research station. I read this while traveling to Antarctica. Made me want to volunteer at the pole for a year. Although I'm not much of a scientist nor am I good with fixing things. Maybe I could be a forklift operator in Mac town. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 11/4/2010

    " Two of my favorite topics combined: extreme survival and emergency surgery. Read this in a day. Suspenseful, except you know in advance that she gets out alive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 9/22/2010

    " Very interesting, so glad I read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zodama | 6/2/2010

    " an awe inspiring look at both what it takes to survive life in the Antartica and breast cancer. Having to treat herself jsut adds to the incredibly inspring nature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiff | 3/7/2010

    " A nice read. It took awhile to finish but got better as it ended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 3/1/2010

    " This book puts my own trials in perspective! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 2/15/2010

    " Very interesting about life in Antarctica. "

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